As I mentioned, I’m in Zurich at the start of this week for the 6th annual IBM Innovation Forum.
How things can change in a year…. 13 months ago, the free Swiss Air chocolate looked like this.
…whereas now they look (disappointingly) like this.
Call me a traditionalist, but the previous wrapper was a classic while this one is just not trying. If it had been red on white at least I could have scribbled some notes in the whitespace.
I can highly recommend the Four Points (Sheraton) hotel though.
The room is clean, comfortable and spacious, something you get used to in the US, but can often be sadly lacking in Europe. The Four Points does, it must be said, err somewhat on the trendy side.
- The wardrobe is cunningly disguised as a wall, It took me a few minutes to find it, during which process I found a minibar and safe, which were both disguised as another wall. I’ve taken to pushing random surfaces in case something else is waiting to be discovered.
- The traditional bath and shower combination has been eschewed in favour of a spacious tiled wet-room. While I do like a bath they’re hardly ever big enough anyway so maybe this is a better approach, especially as the shower is agreeably powerful and boasts a showerhead only marginally smaller than a dinner plate.
It’s quite attractive despite its modernity, and a decent internet connectivity is provided at no extra charge (unlike last year’s hotel). I even found a pair of slippers and a fluffy white dressing gown in the wardrobe. Luxury.